Mazda prices the smaller, lighter, sharper 2016 MX-5 Miata at $24,915 in the US, plus $820 destination. That's just $1,000 more than the outgoing car, and it comes with a six-speed manual transmission.
The Federal Trade Commission is wrapping up its so-called Operation Ruse Control, which went after car dealers for deceptive advertising and other types of fraud. It resulted in 252 enforcement actions and six cases for the FTC.
The resale value for the 2015 Ford F-150 is expected to be even higher than the 2014 model. This comes despite the potential for higher repair costs for the aluminum body because of the the new truck's fuel savings.
The Volkswagen US consumer website has its configurator back, and the tool works quite well. VW launched a slick redesign of its page last year that controversially removed the service in favor of a custom search of dealer inventories.
A report from Edmunds put the average price of a used car in 2014 at $16,800, which is a record, and a 5.7-percent increase from 2013. It also found 1-year-old and 4-year-old cars showed gains at or near the average, while some vintages showed gains of up to 18.4 percent.
Ford is reportedly cutting the price of both the Fusion Hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid by $900 for the 2016 model year. The move makes them more attractive to buyers in light of cheaper gas prices and updated challengers on the way.
Mercedes-Benz is ending production of the G63 AMG 6X6 after selling more than 100 of them. It appears that a slightly toned-down successor is already waiting in the wings in the form of the already-teased G500 4x4².